Former University of Nevada men’s basketball player Garry Hill-Thomas has joined the Wolf Pack's coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
"We are excited to have Garry return to the program,” Wolf Pack head coach David Carter said. “He was a standout player for the Wolf Pack and we welcome him to the coaching staff.”
A 6-4 shooting guard, Hill-Thomas played four seasons at Nevada from 2000-2004 and averaged 10.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game during his career. He played in 124 games and started 105 for coach Trent Johnson.
His 1,340 career points ranks 13th in school history. His senior year he helped the 2003-04 squad to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. The 2003-04 team also captured Nevada’s first Western Athletic Conference title with an overall record of 25-9.
“I’m excited to coach where I played my college career and had such great success,” Hill-Thomas said. “I would like to thank coach Carter for this opportunity and look forward to working with him and the entire staff.”
A four-year letterwinner for the Pack, he was honored as Nevada’s top senior male athlete with the Doc Martie Award in 2004.
After his career at Nevada he played for the Roanoke Dazzle (Va.) (2004-05) and Fort Worth (Texas) Flyers (2005-06) of the NBA D-League. He also played professionally in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, New Zealand and Australia in 2006-07. In 2007-08 he was drafted by the Utah Flash of D-League and played for the Reno Bighorns during the 2008-09 season.
In 2009 he started and coached the Nevada Wolverines, an AAU program in Reno. He was the head coach at North Valleys High School in 2010 and led the team to the school’s second playoff appearances and second best record in school history. Hill-Thomas was a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011 and spent 2012 as the Director of Basketball Operations and associate head coach for the Reno Bighorns.